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Labour Statistics

Volume 130: debated on Wednesday 30 March 1988

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To ask the Secretary of State for Employment how many young people aged between 16 and 25 years were unemployed on 1 January of each of the past 10 years.

The following is the available information, which is also in the Library. The tables show for the date closest to January 1 each year for which data are available, the numbers of unemployed registrants aged 16 to 24 years in the United Kingdom for each year from 1979 to 1982 (table (a)) and the numbers of unemployed claimants in the same age category for each year from 1983 to 1988 (table (b)). The figures are affected by the changes in the coverage of the count.

Table (a)
United KingdomUnemployed registrants—aged 16 to 24 years
11 January 1979524,724
10 January 1980538,574
15 January 1981930,990
14 January 19821,153,602
Table (b)
United KingdomUnemployed claimants—aged 16 to 24 years
13 January 19831,225,957
12 January 19841,259,737
10 January 19851,286,182
(a).Number of complaints to CAC under section 191362382118181211161322
(b). Number of declarations under section 19101315261332
(c). Number of complaints under section 20122
(d).Number of CAC awards under section 211